Sumi-e is the Japanese word for
The organization of the Puget Sound Sumi Artists was initiated by several artists to study not only ink painting (sumi-e) but also calligraphy (shodo) and flower arranging (ikebana). The group was started in 1985 in Tacoma and now numbers over 70 members from Tacoma, Seattle, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Federal Way, Bremerton, Everett, Spokane, Olympia, Gig Harbor and other Puget Sound communities.
Many members are teachers and instructors who offer regular classes; members are often in community schools teaching sumi-e and sharing brush writing with students.
Membership in Puget Sound Sumi Artists (PSSA) is open to amateur and professional artists 18 years of age or older who create original works in sumi painting (sumi-e) or Asian calligraphy (shodo); and those interested in promoting the same in Washington State.
Meetings are generally held monthly on first Tuesdays from September through June starting at 11am at the:
Asia Pacific Cultural Center
4851 South Tacoma Way
Tacoma, Washington 98409